Do you have spring fever? I know it’s technically only the 2nd full day of spring but my fever is high! Please get me to a beach, stat! Even though it’s officially spring, it’s below freezing here today. Not cool, Ohio. Not cool.
So in fantasizing about a beachy getaway, I thought of this project which is inspired by an unfortunate series of events that took place on our last vacation. We always try to get a late flight so we can enjoy every last bit of sun and water that we can fit in. That means we are often frantically packing and I’m often shoving my wet bathing suit into my suitcase. It’s ok though because I always keep it in a grocery bag so it doesn’t get my other stuff wet. Until it wasn’t ok. I threw my damp suit in a grocery bag as usual… but this time there was a leak in the bag and my wet pink bathing suit left a nice (well, not so nice) watercolor wash of pink all over my coverup, and several other clothing items. Fail.
Well that’s never going to happen again. I made this cute wet bathing suit bag that my wet suit will be crammed into at the last minute and will not make a mess inside of my suitcase! Want to avoid this tragedy? Here’s how to make your own two sided wet bathing suit bag:
Supplies: (affiliate links included)
- Canvas or heavy cotton bag (I used these)
- Front and back designs from Design Space Make It Now: The Beach is Calling and I Must Go and Coral with starfish
- Cricut Explore Air (if you don’t already have a Cricut machine, consider this starter set; it’s an amazing value and full of tons of tools and supplies)
- Standard grip mat
- Iron-on Gold Foil Iron-on and one similar to this)
- Weeding tool
- Gallon freezer bag
- Press cloth
- Open the designs in Design Space and adjust to your size needs.
- Turn the dial on your Cricut machine to Iron-on. Before cutting, remember to flip the text since you’re ironing on (it will be backwards otherwise).
- Place your iron-on material onto a standard grip mat liner side down. The way I remember which side is the liner side is that the pretty side is always facing down. 🙂
- Cut designs and weed negative space.
- Heat iron to wool setting. Place a book inside of the bag to avoid the iron-on sticking to the other side and to provide a hard surface to help the iron-on material to adhere.
- Preheat the area you will be ironing on for about 10 seconds and then place your designs on the bag. Cover with a press cloth or sheet of parchment paper to avoid scorching and firmly press for 20 – 25 seconds. Always lift and press rather than sliding the iron across the design to avoid shifting. Carefully remove lining.
- If the bag you’re using isn’t lined, simply fold down a gallon size ziploc bag (they fit this bag perfectly) and slide into the wet bathing suit bag. Poof! Waterproof!
No more wet suit drama!
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